Conceptual understanding of women empowerment in India
This paper is an attempt to analyze the status of the Women empowerment in India using the various indicators like women empowerment, participation in India. Empowerment in its emancipatory meaning is a serious word one which brings up the question of personal agency, one that links action to needs, and one that results in making significant collective change. It is also a concept that does not merely concern personal identity but brings out a broader analysis of human rights and social justice. Empowerment includes control over resources like physical, human, intellectual, financial and over ideology like beliefs, values and attitudes. Women Empowerment refers to increasing and improving the social, economic and political strength of the women’s to make sure of the equal right to woman, and to make them confident enough to claim their rights. Women empowerment literally means “to invest with power. In the context of women’s empowerment the term has come to denote a woman’s increased control over their own lives, bodies and environment”. According to United Nations each country has “to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals including equal access to primary education between girls and boys, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.